Research suggests that listening fatigue is real in children who are deaf or hard of hearing. Any parent of a child with hearing loss has more than likely witnessed this occurring. Provided is a detailed explanation of what causes the fatigue and steps that can be taken to minimize it. It is important people understand listening fatigue for those who are deaf and hard of hearing is not a behavioral issue rather it is related to the great effort it takes to utilize hearing technology in complex environments. This descriptive document can be utilized for anyone who works with or interacts with your child, including family members and teachers.
This resource is also included in my ebook, “Navigating Your Child’s Hearing Loss.”